LB 8

Change and eliminate provisions relating to juvenile detention and probation and provide for graduated response sanctions and incentives

  • Authorizes the Office of Probation Administration to develop a series of graduated sanctions and incentives, with input from various stakeholders, for use with youth on probation to facilitate a juvenile's continued progress while on probation.
  • If a youth commits a probation violation that does not place lives or property in danger, and the youth will not attempt to leave the jurisdiction, the probation officer must, when practicable, impose a series of graduated sanctions before a motion to revoke can be pursued.  
  • If the probation officer determines that a motion to revoke should be pursued, they must submit a report to the county attorney and the juvenile's attorney outlining the probation violation and include a statement "regarding why graduated response sanctions were not utilized or were ineffective."  
  • When a youth is engaging in positive behaivor, the probation officer shall implement a series of graduated incentives to provide reinforcement and encouragement of such behavior.  The probation officer upon application or the youth upon motion, may request that the court reduce of eliminate any of the probation conditions.  
  • The probation office shall keep records of any and all graduated responses and provide such records to the county attorney or the juvenile's attorney upon request.  

PLACED ON GENERAL FILE JANUARY 23, 2017

ADVANCED ON GENERAL FILE (37-0) FEBRUARY 23, 2017

ADVANCED ON SELECT FILE MARCH 23, 2017

PLACED ON FINAL READING MARCH 15, 2017

PASSED ON FINAL READING (45-0-4) MARCH 23, 2017

PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR MARCH 23, 2017

APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR MARCH 29, 2017